Talladega Superspeedway and its parent company, International Speedway Corporation (ISC), revealed today that the construction of the new Turn 3 Oversized Tunnel, an important component of the track’s new Transformation Infield Project – will begin in a matter of days during the week of Oct. 21. Sunday’s announcement took place during a press conference prior to the start of the 1000Bulbs.com 500, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race.
The new Oversized Vehicle Tunnel is a highlight of an approximate $50 million redevelopment endeavor Transformation – The Talladega Superspeedway Infield Project – that is part of ISC’s long-term capital allocation plan and reinvestment into its major motorsports complexes. The project, highlighted by a one-of-a-kind Garage Fan Zone Experience, will feature "up-close" access, interactive attractions and enhanced amenities for fans, sponsors, teams and stakeholders in the iconic Talladega infield.
The new two-lane tunnel will have dimensions capable of allowing vehicles as large as race team haulers and fans’ recreational vehicles to enter and exit the track simultaneously with ease. The lane tunnel will have a height of 16 feet, 8 inches, a width of 28 feet and a length of 208 feet. The tunnel will be located near the current Gate 9 crossover. It will be open 24 hours during event weekends.
The new tunnel is scheduled for completion by the track’s spring NASCAR event weekend of 2019 while all other aspects of the project are set to be finalized for the fall 2019 NASCAR Playoff event weekend.
"This new tunnel is certain to be one of the most popular elements of our Transformation project, serving both our competitors and our fans," said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. "Traffic flow will be greatly improved, enhancing the race weekend experience for thousands who visit our famed facility each year."
Talladega Superspeedway and ISC also announced today that Creek Enterprise, Inc. – an integrated information services company headquartered in Tecumseh, Michigan – has been named the first "Transformation Partner" of the "We Transformed Talladega Superspeedway" lineup that will include other corporations to be announced in the future.
"We are extremely excited to partner with International Speedway Corporation and to assist with the client experience redevelopment of Talladega Superspeedway," said Creek Enterprise, Inc. President Jason Derby.
"Our values are a perfect match with ISC as we both focus on providing high-quality services, superior customer relationships, and services that drive business value. Like Creek Enterprise, ISC puts the customer first and works diligently to deliver a superior client experience during each and every interaction."
ABOUT CREEK ENTERPRISE, INC
Creek Enterprise, Inc., is an integrated information services company which has been in business since 2003. Since our inception, we have seen continued business growth through our focus on developing deep client partnerships, meeting our commitments, and delivering high quality exceptional services. Our team is armed with a unique background, a breadth of experience, and a proven business outcome track record. As a business partner, it is our mission to "Enable the Digital Enterprise" for all our clients by designing, developing, and implementing efficient technical infrastructures through the following integrated portfolio of services:
- IServices: Information Technology services in the areas of Web, Mobile, and Enterprise Application development, along with, Infrastructure design, development, and maintenance services.
- TechProtection: Physical security services in the areas of surveillance, access controls, and security alarm systems.
- Engineering: Design, Drafting, and GIS for the Outside Plant (OSP) and Inside Plant (ISP) networks within the telecommunications industry.
- Telecommunications Construction: Aerial and buried Fiber and Copper construction and maintenance services.
- Creek Plastics: Manufacturer of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) communications conduit and pipe to house and protect fiber optic cables as well as other types of data or communication transmission lines.
Headquartered out of Tecumseh, Michigan, Creek Enterprise has offices in 14 cities across 8 states throughout the United States. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.creekenterprise.com.
For more information on all of the new opportunities as part of Transformation – The Talladega Superspeedway Infield Project, call 855-518-RACE (7223) or email the ticket office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fans can also learn more about the project by visiting www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/transformation. News, images, video and up-to-date information will be available throughout the project.
International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities. The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; ISM Raceway® in Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois; Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York.
The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing NetworkSM, the nation's largest independent sports radio network and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, and food and beverage concessions. In addition, the Company owns ONE DAYTONA, the retail, dining and entertainment development across from Daytona International Speedway, and has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com.
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